One of the best things about the US National Parks is how close you can get to the wildlife, at least the benign kind like this young deer at Olympic National Park in Washington. National Park Week runs from Saturday, April 20 to Sunday, April 28. Don't miss "America's Best Idea": its National Parks. #olympicnationalpark
As mentioned in my previous posts, one of the things I really take interest in when I travel, is architecture. A beautiful architectural piece in the heart of Sydney, St. Mary’s Cathedral has me in awe with its English, Gothic-Revival style. It’s like the gem at the end of a walk in the park.
Does it look familiar? Part of it is based on the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and much like the recent happening, St. Mary’s Cathedral was also destroyed in a fire and was rebuilt, more than once.
The interiors are just as stunning as the exterior. I love the stained glass art pieces, going all out at 40 pieces of pictorial windows, and the 3 rose windows. Interesting fact, unlike usual historical cathedrals that are thousands of years old, St. Mary’s is just barely 200 years old. That leads to another interesting fact that Sydney is a baby at just a little over 200 years est.
Rio De Janeiro has been at the top of my travel list FOREVER. I’ve tried to come before over the years but the timing didn’t work, it was too expensive, too dangerous to go alone etc etc...so many excuses. But last week I finally made it! My first sunset over Ipanema beach made the 10+ year wait completely worth it ✨
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Does this make me Brazilian now? 😂🤞🏼
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If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L means; ‘First Attempt In Learning’
End is not the end, in fact E.N.D means; ‘Effort Never Dies’
If you get No as an answer, remember N.O mean; ‘Next Opportunity’
So, let’s be positive✌🏼 #lovethis
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One last look at Prague 👀 And onto the next adventure...✈️
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Y’all ever feel like you just need to be super extra in front of a 4500-year old pyramid? 😂 This is the “bent pyramid” at Dahshur - my favorite pyramid by far. It was the Egyptians’ practice pyramid so it is actually older than the more famous great pyramids. Its sides are bent because they started building at a steeper angle before realizing the pyramid would be unstable, and switched to a less steep angle. The sides are partially smooth because this is also where the Egyptians perfected their technique for smoothing out the stone used to build the great pyramids. There’s SO much history here, and it’s deserted because most tourists only visit the three famous great pyramids 🤩
And THIS is the view from the top of Piedra Del Peñol after the grueling 750 step climb! Definitely worth it 🙌🏼 Guatape looks coastal but is actually a reservoir and these lakes and inlets stretch as far as the eye can see.